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Along The Darkened Path
by Rose M Rideout
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
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Sometimes going for a night time walk can be relaxing and other times scary, it's all according to where you decide to walk and at what hour.

Along The Darkened Path

I walked along the darkened path,
Not knowing what was beyond,
I knew there could be danger,
For a place I did not belong.
Why had I chosen to follow my thoughts,
Which led me far from home,
Now off in the middle of nowhere,
In the debt of the forest alone.
What were the sounds I was hearing,
What sights would there be ahead,
Why did I follow my instincts,
When I could be home in my cozy bed.
What was the sound I just heard,
Who’s shadow is following me,
Too afraid to turn around,
I shiver at what I might see.
A voice is whispering softly,
Not scary, nor frightening at all,
Just the sounds of birds rustling through trees,
For it’s now coming on fall.
Soon they’ll be flying high,
Off to the warmer lands they’ll roam,
The cold weather here would freeze them,
They need the warmth for their home.
 Now I’ll just turn myself around,
Go home to where I belong,
For these walks along darkened paths,
At this late hour is wrong.




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Reviewed by Selena Dobbin-Gillis 7/29/2008
A very detailed piece of work and very imaginative. You are certainly still growing as a poet dear sis.

Love you sis,
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 7/28/2008
Great details really add to the tension and haunting quality of this poem. Wonderful. Liz
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 7/25/2008
Rose I Love Your Photograph You Have Choosen!!
Your Dark Walk Was Frightful.....leering...lurking...
Then Actually Very Beautiful :)
Embraced ~ Embrassé
Reviewed by Axilea MU 7/25/2008
It's interesting to see how the place's atmosphere can awaken fears that are in one's mind and heart. So many questions that you share here, with those softly whispering voices that need to be confronted... just an impression I had. :)

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 7/24/2008
I'm afraid my vivid imagination and a couple of terrifying experiences as a child/teenager makes me hypersenstive to walking anywhere too alone these days, Rose. But this has such atmosphere, coupled with a gripping train of thought, strongly expressed in both sense and sight. Also love the metaphorical thoughts that are perhaps contained here. Kate xx
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 7/24/2008
Yes, please don't walk in the dark by yourself, there is evil(someone, some crazy lunatic)that might be waiting beyond, I've always heeded to my sisters wise saying "just because you have God in you, doesn't mean you should tempt the devil"
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/23/2008
pretty darn spooky!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/23/2008
Very perceptual photograph! Mysteriously intriguing, yet one that reaches into one's soul for the depth of truth....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/23/2008
To me, this can be interpreted on a number of levels. Nicely done, Rose. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/23/2008
You create an atmosphere of uncertainty and tension very well. This is strong, Rose.
Reviewed by Morning Star 7/23/2008
Beautifully writing and expressed thoughts
Its very dangers to walk the
areas your not familiar with at night
I love the visuals your words captured
Its awesome and dark!
Brilliant write!!
Peace Love and Light...and hugsss....Morning star
Reviewed by Paul Berube 7/23/2008
Very well done Rose.
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 7/23/2008
A little dark for you, very well written! enjoyed.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 7/23/2008
.... and the mind can sure get away,,,lol ,,, run run home.
Reviewed by Linda Law 7/23/2008
Rose... this work is very much one of those that should be considered exceptional. I believe you have alot more where this came from....keep searching... :-)) lindalaw
Reviewed by D Johnson 7/23/2008
Rose, I think this is one of your best...

Reviewed by Southern Comfort 7/23/2008
OOOOO Sugar! This un was a real insight into yore writer's mind, a writer is always a thinkin drama and sees and hears thangs that other folks ignore! GOOD UN! HUGS! SC
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/23/2008
Wow. Different from you - have me looking over my shoulder! Well done, Rose.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 7/23/2008
And just think, as you go along a disturbed coyote belt out one of those blood curling howls just behind you, your exit going back home will beat olympic track times.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/23/2008
Excellent write, Rose; brava! When I take a walk, I go with someone; have already been threatened a few times a few years back; ever since, I go with a buddy (my twin mostly).

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/23/2008
Had me looking over my shoulder cuz, maybe you'd better Fred to trail along behind you on the Good write though and defiantely breaking out of the box one for you.
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